ARC / DST / SAASTA: Internships / NYS Volunteer 2018 / 2019

The South African Agency for Science a Technology Advancement (SAASTA, a business unit of National Research Foundation) on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is inviting unemployed science, engineering and technology graduates (18 to 35 years of age) to volunteer their services towards the implementation of the Youth into Science Strategy under the auspices of the National Youth Service Programme. Volunteers will be deployed for a period of up to 12 months to participating organisations that collaborate with the DST in its youth development programmes. A stipend will be paid to volunteers per month as follows: National Diploma NQF Level 6 (R 4 500), Bachelor’s Degree / B.Tech NQF Level 7 (R 5 000), Honours NQF Level 8 (R 5 500), Master’s NQF Level 9 (R 6 500), PhD NQF Level 10 (R 7 700).

Internship Application deadline is 13 July 2018

Internship Provider: Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

Internship Location: Gauteng

Unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology Graduates Required to Volunteer in the DST’s National Youth Service Programme.

Six internship positions Vacancies available:
  • Animal Science: Sero-diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases; Food Safety; Reproductive Physiology; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Food (Meat and Milk) Science; Animal Nutrition; Rangeland or Pasture Science; Bacteriology; Bioinformatics and Immunology; Molecular and Classical Virology; Classical Parasitology and Entomology
  • Agricultural Economics and Capacity Development: Agricultural Economics; Statistics; Mathematical Statistics; Econometrics; Agricultural Extension; Socio-Economics and Biometry
  • Natural Resource Management: GIS; Earth Observation; Land Water Management; Pedology; Agrometeorology; Soil Science, Microbiology; Biochemistry; Soil Physics, Natural Science
  • Agro-processing:Biofuels and Renewable Energy; Food Technology; Post Harvest; Rubber/Latex Research
  • Plant Science: Agronomy/crop Science, Plant Physiology, Weed Science, Plant Breeding, Food Science and Technology

How to apply

Interested youth, who meet the qualifications, are invited to submit a covering letter indicating why they want to volunteer, in which province they are residing and the province of their choice. Candidates should also include curriculum vitae, certified copies of ID and qualifications, and all their contact details. To view a list of current participating organisations, please visit our website:

Applications can be hand delivered to :

Human Resource Development
Department Agricultural Research Council
1134 Park Street
Please email your detailed CV’s to [email protected]


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the screening outcomes. All travel and relocation costs will be for the candidates’ own expenses. 

All enquiries: Ndikho Mbuce Tel: (012) 427 9815

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